2nd Grade Teachers

School Phone: (770) 887-6161

Absher, Amy

I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year!  I went to Jacksonville State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education. This will be my ninth year of teaching. I taught second grade for two years at Big Creek Elementary, and second grade for two years at Matt Elementary. I have taught first grade for three years at Sawnee, and am excited to be teaching second grade for the third year in 2015-16. I am married with two boys ages 6 and 9.

phone 772264 email  aabsher@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Brooks, Carrie

I graduated from North Georgia University. This is my fifth year teaching at Sawnee and I have experience in 2nd and 4th grade. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son in  1st grade and my daughter in 6th grade. I also enjoy outdoor activities and gardening. This is going to be an amazing year.

phone 772276 email  cbrooks@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Bruner, Tyler

Welcome to 2nd grade, I'm very excited to be teaching at Sawnee this year.  Although I am new to Sawnee, I am not new to teaching.  I have previously taught grades 2nd-6th and this will be my 6th year teaching 2nd grade.  I earned my undergraduate and my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.  I have been teaching in Fulton County for the past 11 years and moved to Forsyth County last year with my husband and 2 children.  I’m looking forward to a fabulous school year.

phone 772263 email  tbruner@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Densmore, Tiffany

This is my 8th year teaching. I received my Bachelors Degree from Georgia Southern University in May of 2008 and my gifted certification in May of 2013. I have experience in kindergarten and second grade. My husband and I have two children, a daughter named Leighton and a son named Hayes.  

phone 772279 email  tidensmore@forsyth.k12.ga.us
cd   Downs, Courtnie

I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year!  This is my third year in second grade, and my ninth year teaching at Sawnee. I am a North Georgia alumni.  That is where I met my husband of eight years.  We do not have any children yet, but are the proud owners of two dogs, two cats, and four chickens .I enjoy traveling and country music that you may see me performing on the weekends!  I cannot wait to see what excitement this year will bring.

phone  772275
email  cdowns@forsyth.k12.ga.us
 ag Grogan, Alison

I am excited about teaching 2nd grade this year after teaching 3rd grade for the past 9 years. I received my Bachelors Degree from the University of West Georgia and my Masters Degree in Technology Integration from Lesley University.  My husband and I have two wonderful daughters.  Kennedy is 6 years old and is in first grade here at Sawnee and Makayla is 4 years old.  

phone  772280
email  agrogan@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Kelly, Katty

My name is Katty Kelly, and I am truly excited to be your child’s 2nd grade teacher, this year! I thought you might like to know a little about me; so here’s a brief note. I moved to Georgia from California nine years ago. I've taught 4th, 2nd, English Language Learners, and 1st grade students here at Sawnee. In San Diego, I taught first grade for five years, and a combo class for two years. Please know, I am committed to doing my best to meet the needs of all my students. Let's have an AWESOME year!

phone  772256
email  kkelly@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Maddox, Krissy
Welcome to Second Grade!   After teaching first grade for 8 years, I am excited for the new opportunity to teach second grade.  This is my tenth year teaching at Sawnee Elementary and my first year teaching second grade.  I am eagerly anticipating all the fun new discoveries we’ll make this year!  Originally from Long Island New York, I currently live in Suwanee with my husband and two daughters ages 1 and 4.  I attended Florida Gulf Coast University and earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.  I also attended Mercer University and earned a master’s degree in early childhood education.  I look forward to a fantastic year in 2015-16.
phone  772268
email  kmaddox@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Strickland, Bethany 

This will be my 12th year teaching. I attended Brenau University for my Bachelors degree and Walden University for my Masters degree. I've been married for 10 years and have 3 wonderful children! I'm looking forward to another great school year. 

phone  772267
email  bstrickland@forsyth.k12.ga.us